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How to choose the right barcode for your application?

How to choose the right barcode for your application?

 

Barcode supports different variants of symbologies in both One dimensional as well as in Two dimensional, which can be used in various applications. This article explains you about choosing the right barcode for your application.

 

1D Barcode:

One dimensional Barcode is a linear Barcode, The bars and spaces signified for each symbol in one dimensional Barcodes are grouped in such a way to represent a specific ASCII character. Which has commonly used on consumer goods, use a series of variable-width lines and spaces to encode data. Linear barcodes hold just a few dozen characters, and generally get physically longer as more data is added.

 

2D Barcode:

Two dimensional Barcode is a way to represent information by using two-dimensional approach. It is similar to one dimensional Barcode, but can represent more data per unit area. Two dimensional Barcode, like Data Matrix and QR Code, use patterns of squares, hexagons, dots, and other shapes to encode data. They can be much smaller while holding more data (hundreds of characters) than 1D codes. Data is encoded based on both the vertical and horizontal arrangement of the pattern, thus it is read in two dimensions.

 

Below tabulation helps to narrow down the decision before choose the right barcode for your application

 

1D Barcode Type

Allowed Characters

Applications

Codabar

"0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 - $ : / dot(.) +"

Logistics and Healthcare professionals, including U.S. blood banks, FedEx, photo labs, and libraries

 

Code11

"0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 dash(-)"

Telecommunications equipment’s

 

Code32

"1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0\\n Text length should be 8!!!"

Coding pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and dietetics

 

Code39

"0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z dash(-) dot(.) $ / + % SPACE"

 

Automotive Industry

Defense

Code39Extended

"All 128 ASCII Characters"

 

Code93

 "0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z dash(-) dot(.) $ / + % SPACE"

 

# Retail

# Manufacturing and Logistics

Code93Extended

"All 128 ASCII Characters"

 

Code128A

"ASCII values from 0 to 95\\nNUL SOH STX ETX EOT ENQ ACK BEL BS HT LF VT FF CR SO SI DLE DC1 DC2 DC3 DC4 NAK SYN ETB CAN EM SUB ESC FS GS RS US SPACE ! \\ # $ % ' ( ) * + , - . / 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 : ; = >? @ A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z [ \\\\ ]^ _"

 

# Retail

# Manufacturing and Logistics

# Transportation industries for Ordering and distribution

Code128B

"ASCII values from 32 to 127\\nSPACE ! \\ # $ % ' ( ) * + , - . / 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 : ; = >? @ A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z [ \\\\ ]^ _ ` a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z { | } ~ DEL"

 

Code128C

"0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9"

 

 

 

2D Barcode

Allowed Characters

Applications

 

QRCode

All 128 ASCII Characters

# Mobile Applications

# Medical fields

# Business cards

# Print advertisement

# Business stationary and invoices

 

Data Matrix

All 128 ASCII Characters

# Manufacturing part tracking

# Lotteries

# ID Cards

# Registrations

# Postal Tracking

 

 

Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
6676 04/15/2016 04/15/2016 Xamarin.Forms SfBarcode
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